Monday, October 03, 2016

German lawyer makes hate-speech complaint against Facebook

No free speech in Germany -- again.  There was no free speech under Hitler either.  You would think they would learn from that

German prosecutors are again considering whether to press charges against Mark Zuckerberg and other Facebook executives for failing to staunch a tide of racist and threatening posts on the social network during an influx of migrants into Europe.

Munich prosecutors said they had received a complaint filed by a German technology law firm two weeks ago alleging that Facebook broke strict national laws against hate speech, sedition and support for terrorist organisations.

Attorney Chan-jo Jun, who filed a similar complaint in Hamburg a year ago, is demanding that Facebook executives be compelled to comply with anti-hate speech laws by removing racist or violent postings from their site.

Mr Jun is principal partner of the law firm Jun Lawyers of Wuerzburg in Bavaria.

Facebook said the complaint had no merit. "Mr Jun's complaints have repeatedly been rejected and there is no merit to this (latest) one either," a Facebook spokeswoman said.

"There is no place for hate on Facebook. Rather than focusing on these claims we work with partners to fight hate speech and foster counter speech."

Facebook's rules forbid bullying, harassment and threatening language, but critics say it does not do enough to enforce them.

A spokeswoman for the public prosecutor in Munich said a decision would be taken in coming weeks on whether to act on the new complaint, which names Mr Zuckerberg - Facebook's founder and chief executive - and regional European and German managers.



Bird of Paradise said...

Hate speech to mindless whining liberals are anything that offends their fragile little feelings and makes them cry SNIVEL,SNIVEL,SNIVEL WHINE,WHINE,WHINE

Olaf Koenders said...

Where else would cowardly and pathetic teenage girls go to bully their opponents from afar if BookFace took down their hate? Twitter?

Maybe they could zero this out by removing "like" speech toward Muslims?

Anonymous said...

What was the supposed hate speech? You can't win in social media unless you detail that hate speech or your are of the political left like Hillary.